The immortal fern

Resurrection fern (Polypodium virginianum complex) grows on the rock outcrops on our property adjacent to the Flat River. When it is moist outside, the plant looks like a run-of-the-mill fern. But in dry times, the plant shrivels up as if dead, only to reappear as if nothing had happened with the next rainy day.

Resurrection fern on rock outcrop by Flat River

Resurrection fern on rock outcrop by Flat River

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